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    Need some pointers

    http://www.ssscars.co.uk/155655/ssscars-stock.htm

    Going with a mate of mine to view this at the weekend.

    Have very little knowledge on these and would appreciate any pointers from you 8L boys.

    What about the colour? According to the trader its not been painted.

    Thanks
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    Last edited by PaulAr; 9th June 2009 at 11:08.
    Now:
    -MK2 Golf Gti 16V/VR6, Oak Green, Shrick, Intake, Decat, Kish Retrim, Lenso BSX..
    -BMW 335d Xdrive, Estoril Blue, fully loaded.

    Before:
    S3 (8P), Ibis, DSG, Milltek, SHARK

    BMW 320d M Sport
    S3 (8P), Sprint, REVO, H&R Springs, BBS CHs,

    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
    Civic Type `R`
    Golf MK4 GTi 18T - 200bhp, MTM ECU, Forge DV
    Golf MK3 VR6 - Cat Back
    Corrado VR6 - JAMEX
    Corrado G60 - JAMEX, BRM Charger rebuild
    etc....

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    which one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by S3 Wannabe View Post
    which one?
    Sorry mate, wrong link, edited post, should work now.

    cheers
    Paul
    Now:
    -MK2 Golf Gti 16V/VR6, Oak Green, Shrick, Intake, Decat, Kish Retrim, Lenso BSX..
    -BMW 335d Xdrive, Estoril Blue, fully loaded.

    Before:
    S3 (8P), Ibis, DSG, Milltek, SHARK

    BMW 320d M Sport
    S3 (8P), Sprint, REVO, H&R Springs, BBS CHs,

    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
    Civic Type `R`
    Golf MK4 GTi 18T - 200bhp, MTM ECU, Forge DV
    Golf MK3 VR6 - Cat Back
    Corrado VR6 - JAMEX
    Corrado G60 - JAMEX, BRM Charger rebuild
    etc....

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    if it's the lightish blue one then it's an original colour, 'kingfisher blue' i thinks it's called.

    look pretty tidy based on the pictures, any idea of the mileage? sunroof is quite a rare option.

    obvious things are checking the 'nearly full' serv history, and cambelt/water pump changes.
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    That's exceptionally cheap? Be weary of a hidden Cat D on that one.

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    Thanks guys.

    Will follow up on the waterpump/cambelt change.

    I would imagine the usual 18T issues apply ie, MAF, coil packs, although these will be obvious as the car will run like a dog otherwise.

    Anyway of checking the FWD is fit and well?

    cheers
    Paul
    Now:
    -MK2 Golf Gti 16V/VR6, Oak Green, Shrick, Intake, Decat, Kish Retrim, Lenso BSX..
    -BMW 335d Xdrive, Estoril Blue, fully loaded.

    Before:
    S3 (8P), Ibis, DSG, Milltek, SHARK

    BMW 320d M Sport
    S3 (8P), Sprint, REVO, H&R Springs, BBS CHs,

    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
    Civic Type `R`
    Golf MK4 GTi 18T - 200bhp, MTM ECU, Forge DV
    Golf MK3 VR6 - Cat Back
    Corrado VR6 - JAMEX
    Corrado G60 - JAMEX, BRM Charger rebuild
    etc....

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    To be honest, that looks ok, price is about rightish, as they have dropped a fair bit recently, it is an original colour - Kingfisher Blue, the seats are original as well.

    It doesnt state the mileage, which isnt necessarily a bad thing, but just remember if its around the 50k or 100k mark, then it will be needing a cambelt and waterpump change, if it hasnt already been done, just check for all the usual bits, numbers matching, HPI (look at the sticky at the top about the mileage flaw)

    Check Service and make sure its all up to date, MOT etc.

    Hopefully that should be it, haggle obviously and any more questions, im sure you will get plenty of help on here.

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    If you mean checking the Haldex, i believe you can test by doing the following:

    With the car all normal, do a fairly aggresive take off, that should grip and not spin too much if at all, they try it again, with the handbrake pulled up one notch, i believe that disabled the haldex, this should now cause some wheelspin and loss of traction, now if its the same both times, then you know the Haldex has probs.

    Hopefully that makes sense and im sure someone will be up to correct me if im wrong, oh and check its been done in the SH if you can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulAr View Post
    appreciate any pointers from you 8L boys.
    here you go


    OEM RETROFITS - CRUISE CONTROL - SAT NAV - BLUETOOTH - AMI - HEADLIGHT SYSTEMS

    PARKING SYSTEMS - DIAGNOSTICS - FAULT FINDING - BODYWORK - PAINTWORK

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    here you go

    Nowt there N ??
    Now:
    -MK2 Golf Gti 16V/VR6, Oak Green, Shrick, Intake, Decat, Kish Retrim, Lenso BSX..
    -BMW 335d Xdrive, Estoril Blue, fully loaded.

    Before:
    S3 (8P), Ibis, DSG, Milltek, SHARK

    BMW 320d M Sport
    S3 (8P), Sprint, REVO, H&R Springs, BBS CHs,

    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
    Civic Type `R`
    Golf MK4 GTi 18T - 200bhp, MTM ECU, Forge DV
    Golf MK3 VR6 - Cat Back
    Corrado VR6 - JAMEX
    Corrado G60 - JAMEX, BRM Charger rebuild
    etc....

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    lol, need some humour given possibly steering rack on mine needs doing, not happy

    OEM RETROFITS - CRUISE CONTROL - SAT NAV - BLUETOOTH - AMI - HEADLIGHT SYSTEMS

    PARKING SYSTEMS - DIAGNOSTICS - FAULT FINDING - BODYWORK - PAINTWORK

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    here you go


 

 

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